From many of my own healing crises and thousands of Rolfing clients, as well along with clients in other settings, I can say that no matter how intense a healing crisis is, it will pass. If you or any friend of yours has any concern about what is occurring, seek medical advice.
As strange as this may sound, enjoy the healing crisis as much as you can. It is your gift to your body to help it get well. Avoid turning from one who thinks all this is New Age hyperbole to the fanatic on a constant cycle of purging him- or herself. Allow your body to travel its own path; your job is to support it.
Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself. Deep within, it knows how to do its job to breakup of what is preventing that natural process of healing, and then support it once it starts. As a Rolfer, I don’t see myself as a healer, I see myself as the instigator who stirs up things so you and your Creator can do the healing. This healing energy is what will renew your body and keep you young.
The process of experiencing a healing crisis becomes a process of where you begin to see yourself being in a defining moment – where on some level you are committing to a new depth of wellness. The crisis evolves to be portal where you step through to a new place of health. Once on the other side, not only are you different, you do not want to go back.
I strongly encourage you to speak to your Rolfer about your feelings and experiences; he or she can be a great resource. Use this blog as an adjunct resource to assist you in your Rolfing and healing journey. I wish you the best on this journey.
Theres Grau says
I would like to thank you with all my heart for this wonderful series of articles on the Rolfing Healing Crisis. I had a hard time to learn, that it was just ok to sleep 10 to 12 to 15 hours a night while walking my path through a healing crisis. And to accept how important it was to tell especially my partner, even if I did never really find words for it, but however just tell him what I was experiencing.
I will start my Rolfing training in Europe, this summer, and just opened an own rolfing-blog on http://www.theres-grau.net/rolfing-blog. I will mention your series of articles in a post the next days.
Thank you for your words.
Ricia Banther says
Hum……..middle of the night, 5 days after my second full rolfing session in Bristol England. The sheer hell of the first wk following the two sessions I have experienced has lead me here and to my very first blogging experience. Reading the post I am replying to gives me hope and insight that the major stirring I am enduring poorly, is part and parcel of the better posture ‘I thought’ I was paying for. As a skinny 55 yr old female Idahoan I have had a rocky last decade of living here with my husbands work and getting to meno slowly and late in a cold-selfish culture. Now the stuff seemingly coming unstuck would be a comfort to ‘file’ as healing crisis…………..glad I got up out of the chair I have spent a lot of nights sleeping in since I started rolfing and surfed rolfing. My guy is very British (code for not going to say much even if engaged and that oblique sp?. My bewilderment and wild times (pre-getting to this blog) had already seen the need to be sure I have no plans for at least 5days following the next treatment, excepting that which will give me some focus and keep me physically moving. And a frig filled with prepared meal stuff. ON to read the rest of these post and learn how blogging works. Support group a la’ electrco……….. and thank Goodness for that!Ricia
Owen Marcus says
I am glad this blog has given you some solace and hope. Getting Rolf can be like child birth â€“ except before there is a birth there is a death.
It will get better â€“ just keep letting go.
Victor Geberin says
Sorry, the url link for the movements is https://members.cox.net/rolfing/html/Patterning.html
I hope these are of use to practitioners